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Should antiviral therapy be offered to elderly patients?

Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology volume 6, pages 503504 (2009) | Download Citation

Relatively little information exists on the prognosis for elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Moreover, the majority of randomized, clinical trials of hepatitis C treatment exclude elderly patients. Findings from a 2009 clinical study address risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, life expectancy and the influence of antiviral therapy in elderly patients with CHC.

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    • Annarosa Floreani

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